I am trying to get the rat to stop when its centre falls within 5 pixels of the head of the snake. The head of the snake is the first element in an array of 25 snake objects. There's five classes to this application altogether and I am providing the Snake, Rat and SnakeRatPanel classes to help you on this.
I think the problem is in the moveRat method of the SnakeRatPanel class, as it is here where I am controlling the movement of the rat. The condition to stop the rat when its centre is within 5 pixels of the snake's head doesn't do anything.
I appreciate your help on this one! Below are the three classes: Rat, Snake and SnakeRatPanel: